Lisa Ridd
Partner, Melbourne
With over 17 years' experience, I am one of Victoria's leading medical malpractice lawyers. My clients include Victoria's public hospitals and most major private hospitals, medical practitioners, paramedics, radiology service providers and aged care facilities.

I have extensive experience in handling medical negligence claims, incident investigation, risk management, and coronial inquests. I am a member of our National Health Industry Group and have a particular interest in cerebral palsy baby claims, having partially completed a degree in midwifery.

Career highlights

  • Acting in the High Court matter of Naxakis v Western General Hospital & Ors.
  • Providing ongoing advice to the VMIA on the medical malpractice and general liability scheme for Victoria's public hospitals.
  • Providing advice to, and representing, Victorian and interstate private hospitals in a variety of matters including coronial inquests, litigated and non-litigated claims.
  • Acting in a number of large negligence actions involving claims made by infants alleging brain damage arising from birth and obstetrical procedures.
  • Acting on behalf of medical defendants in conciliations involving the Health Services Commissioner.

Awards and recognition

  • Recommended, Medical Negligence - Best Lawyers: 2014- 2018
  • Women in Insurance Award of Excellence, 2015